• Course Details

    Course Duration: 18 months (not including EPA period)

    Delivery method: Regular workplace visits from our assessors. Access to an online portfolio.

    Assessment methods: A combination of observations, assessments, professional discussions, written and oral questioning, online and paper-based tests and portfolio evidence gathering. A final End Point Assessment.

    Entry requirements: No prior experience is required; however, learners must be working in the care industry. Entry will be based on initial assessments and an interview.

    Apprentices without level 2 English and maths (or equivalent) will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. This will be incorporated into your Apprenticeship.


    Apprenticeship Profile

    Lead Adult Care Workers are the frontline staff who help adults with care and support needs to achieve their personal goals and live as independently and safely as possible, enabling them to have control and choice in their lives. In addition, Lead Adult Care Workers have responsibility for providing supervision, frontline leadership, guidance and direction for others, or working autonomously, exercising judgement and accountability.

    As a Lead Adult Care Worker you will make a positive difference to someone’s life when they are faced with physical, practical, social, emotional or intellectual challenges. You will be expected to exercise judgement and take appropriate action to support individuals to maintain their independence, dignity and control. By providing leadership, guidance and direction at the frontline of care delivery you will be instrumental in improving the health and wellbeing of those receiving care and support. Lead Adult Care Workers will in some circumstances have delegated responsibility for the standard of care provided and may supervise the work of other care workers. This exercising of autonomy and accountability means leading and supporting others to comply with expected standards and behaviours.

    Candidates will be required to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care and must meet the 15 standards as set out in the Care Certificate.


    Topics Covered

    • The job they have to do, their main tasks and responsibilities
    • The importance of having the right values and behaviours
    • The importance of communication
    • How to support individuals to remain safe from harm (Safeguarding)
    • How to promote health and wellbeing for the individuals they support and work colleagues
    • How to work professionally, including their own professional development


    Skills Developed

    • Care
    • Compassion
    • Courage
    • Communication
    • Competence
    • Commitment

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